Market Socialism

Justin Schwartz jschwart at
Tue Nov 1 22:45:26 MST 1994

On Wed, 2 Nov 1994 tgs at wrote:

> Louis,
> Right on!  Your notion, I just wanted to point out, about the success
> of the welfare state being based on imperial plunder, is stated in
> I think better, more sophisticate form in G. William Domhoff's book, THE
> POWER ELITE AND PUBLIC POLICY.  Domhoff would add to your theory that
> Western Europe were special cases where the bourgeoisie employed their super
> profits from superexploitation in ordr to stave off what were very militant
> labor and communist movements in these countries throughout the 20th century.:
> not because of the inheren"t superiority of market socialism t"o society-in-
> general, to the capitalists, or to the working class, vis capitalism or
> socialist planning

Western European welfare states were not market socialist. And what
superprofits did the Swedes sweat from whom?

--Justin Schwartz


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